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Travel Information from Basel to Nice

distanceDistance266 miles (429 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight or train
priceTicket price range£29 - £80
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • £29 • 1 h 15 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £29 • 1 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, easyJet or SNCF | Intercités de nuit

Take a coach, flight or train to travel 266 miles (429 km) from Basel to Nice. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 15 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a flight is the best option with prices starting as low as £29. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Flixbus, easyJet or SNCF | Intercités de nuit among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or flight from Basel to Nice.

Travel Tips: Travel from Basel to Nice

Travel to Nice easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Basel to Nice.

What are the international travel restrictions for France due to COVID-19 if I’m travelling to Nice from Basel?

International travel from Basel, Switzerland to Nice, France is: Partially open.

Can I enter France if coming from Switzerland?

Entry into France is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland.

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Nice if travelling from Basel?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be tested. A positive test will result in mandatory quarantine

What measures do I need to follow in Nice, France due to the pandemic?

All travellers in France must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

  • Social distance: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 23/01/2022; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey to Nice from Basel.

Are there restrictions on reentering Switzerland from Nice, France due to the coronavirus pandemic?

The restriction level for your return to Basel, Switzerland from France is: Partially open.

Is my journey back to Basel from Nice restricted?

Entry into Switzerland is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival in Basel from Nice?

Conditions of reentry into Switzerland:

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 24 hours prior to arrival
  • COVID-19 test required after arrival, between day 4 and day 7
  • Health declaration required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Basel, Switzerland?

You should observe these safety measures in Switzerland as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

This information about your return travel to Switzerland was last checked on 20/01/2022. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Basel from Nice closer to your date of departure here.

How do you get from Basel to Nice?

There are 3 ways that you can travel from Basel to Nice. You can take a coach, flight or train.

What is the cheapest way to get from Basel to Nice?

A flight service offers the cheapest way to travel from Basel to Nice, which costs on average £29.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Nice:

A flight is £8 less than a coach for this journey with tickets for a coach from Basel to Nice costing on average £37.

A flight is generally £50 less than a train for the same trip. A train costs on average £80 from Basel to Nice.

What is the fastest way to Nice from Basel?

The fastest way to get to Nice from Basel is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 15 min.

There are alternative travel options to Nice that can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 10 h 30 min   of travel time.

In comparison, going by train can take 8 h 3 min   on average.

How far is it from Basel to Nice?

You should expect to travel around 266 miles (429 km) from Basel to Nice.

How many services a day are there from Basel to Nice?

The average frequency per day from Basel to Nice is:

  • 1 train per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey between Basel and Nice as scheduled services by coach, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

What are the departure and arrival points in Basel and in Nice?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Basel to Nice:

  • Coaches mostly depart from Basel and arrive in Nice, Aéroport Terminal 2.
  • Flights mostly depart from EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg and arrive in Nice Cote d'Azur Airport.
  • Trains from Basel to Nice most often leave from Basel SBB and arrive in Nice Ville.

Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Basel to Nice?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Basel to Nice:

  • You can take a coach from Basel to Nice with Flixbus. Cheap tickets can be found for £37 with Flixbus from Basel to Nice.
  • You can travel between Basel and Nice by flight with easyJet. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £29 with easyJet from Basel to Nice.
  • You can travel by train from Basel to Nice with SNCF | Intercités de nuit, and you can find SNCF | Intercités de nuit Basel to Nice tickets for £80 on Omio.

Is there a direct service from Basel to Nice?

Yes, there are direct routes from Basel to Nice with the following travel companies:

  • You'll find direct coach services to Nice with BlaBlaCar.
  • You can check for a direct flight to Nice with.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Nice tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you book tickets for this journey.

Where else should I travel to after my journey to Nice from Basel ends?

Looking to extend your trip from Basel to Nice? Many Omio customers who go from Basel to Nice usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like Paris, Milan or Marseille. If you're looking to explore Paris, Milan or Marseille from Nice, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

When should I buy a ticket between Basel and Nice online to score the best deals?

When planning your trip to Nice from Basel, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets cost £37 one way on average.
  • Plane tickets cost on average £29 one way.
  • Train tickets cost on average £80 one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets between Basel and Nice online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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